Dental Appliance

Dental Appliance: Overview

Physical devices/appliances or modifications can often be used to protect or improve the state of your teeth and gums.

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Function

  • Bite plate (biteplate): A removable dental appliance that is worn in the palate for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes
  • Braces (brace): An appliance that corrects dental irregularities
  • Crownwork (crown, cap): A dental appliance consisting of an artificial crown for a tooth
  • Dental plate (denture, dentures, plate): An appliance that artificially substitutes for missing teeth
  • Filling (fillings): Any of various substances (metal, metal alloy, plastic, ceramic or other material) inserted into a prepared cavity in a tooth
  • Retainer: A dental appliance that holds teeth (or a prosthesis) in position after orthodontic treatment, for example by maintaining a space between teeth after a tooth has been pulled.

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Dental Appliance can help with the following:

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Bruxism (Clenching/Grinding Teeth)

A plastic mouth guard can protect the teeth from harm in cases of bruxism at night.  A bite plate is a removable plastic device which prevents teeth from coming together.  In some cases, such as with an overbite, it may eventually improve the bite.

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